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Dumfries flats evacuated after fire and gas leak

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  • November 1, 2013
A block of flats in Dumfries had to be evacuated following a fire which caused a gas leak outside. Police and fire services were called to Golf Avenue at about 23:00 on Thursday. Residents were moved to Summerhill Community Centre as a precaution but...

Fire crew stoned by youths in Kilkeel

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  • November 1, 2013
The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has said one of its crews was attacked by young people throwing stones in Kilkeel on Thursday evening. A side window was broken in an appliance, but no one was injured. The crew had been called to deal wit...

Firefighters to stage strike ahead of Bonfire Night

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  • November 1, 2013
Firefighters in England and Wales are set to stage a fresh strike in a row with the government over pension ages. Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out between 18:30 and 23:00 GMT on Friday and for two hours on Monday. As a result, fire ch...

Brandon Lewis condemns Cambridgeshire fire chief pay

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  • November 1, 2013
A decision to re-employ a fire chief a month after he retired showed a "lack of openness", the fire minister said. Graham Stagg, who left Cambridgeshire Fire Service in September, returned on his old salary of about £155,000. Brandon Lewis said Mr S...

Highland Council proposes Inverness control centre hub

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  • November 1, 2013
A new control centre hub bringing together local authority, NHS Highland, Scottish Water and emergency services staff has been suggested for Inverness. Highland Council said the agencies could share new premises in the city, with each having their ow...

A14 in Cambridgeshire cleared after fire and crash

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  • November 1, 2013
Two sections of the Cambridgeshire A14 where a lorry caught fire and another jack-knifed have been cleared. The blaze forced the westbound carriageway to shut between junction 21, where it joins the A1M at Brampton, and junction 20 at Ellington. The ...

Ahmad Yazdanparast in court over ex wife's death in Stirling salon fire

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  • November 1, 2013
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his ex-wife, who died after a fire at a hair salon. Ahdie Khayatzadeh, 46, died in Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, Falkirk, on Saturday 12 October. She had been injured in the blaze in Venu...

Man killed in house fire in Burnley

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  • November 1, 2013
A 57-year-old man has died in a fire at a house in Lancashire. Three fire engines were sent to the building in Kay Gardens, Burnley, shortly before 01:00 GMT, the fire service said. Police said when the fire was put out a body of a man was discovered...

Campsfield House fire: Detainee charged with arson

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  • November 1, 2013
A detainee at an immigration removal centre has been charged with arson following a fire earlier this month. Two people were treated in hospital for their injuries sustained during the fire at Campsfield House in Kidlington, Oxfordshire on 18 October...

Grimsby house fire investigators find woman's body

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  • November 1, 2013
A woman has died in a house fire in North East Lincolnshire, police have said. Firefighters were called to a property on Westward Ho in Grimsby, at about 17:18 GMT. A police spokesman said the woman, who was found inside, had not yet been identified....

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